Helicopter UH-1C 66-15201


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15201
Date: 08/09/1970
Incident number: 700809091ACD Accident case number: 700809091 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 92 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Dong Ba Thin in
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
costing 287215
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P WO1 CANNON SHAWN GLEN KIA
P W1 RL ARNOLD
CE E4 TM ROBERTSON
G E4 E MURABITO


Accident Summary:

 THE AIRCRAFT WAS PART OF A LIGHT FIRE TEAM BASED AT BAO LOC, RVN, FOR PROVIDING FIRE SUPPORT IN THE BAO LOC-DALAT AREA. ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT ^66-15201^ LEFT THE BAO LOC, CAMP SMITH COMPOUND PAD TO ENABLE A PASSENGER TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE BAO LOC AREA AND TO PERFORM A VISUAL RECONNAISSANCE. THE AIRCRAFT TOOK OFF AND FLEW IN THE GENERAL AREA OF BAO LOC FOR A PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE REFUELING AT THE MAIN AIRSTRIP AT BAO LOC. AFTER REFUELING THE HELICOPTER MADE ANOTHER PASS OVER THE COMPOUND AT AN ALTITUDE OF 250 TO 300 FEET. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER THEN ENTERED A STEEP LEFT DESCENDING TURN TO LAND AT THE COMPOUND PAD. THE TAIL BOOM STRUCK A 3 TO 4 FOOT HIGH MOUND OF DIRT WHILE IN THIS DESCENT. THE HELICOPTER STARTED SPINNING TO THE RIGHT AND CRASHED APPROXIMATELY 250 METERS FROM THE INITIAL CONTACT IN THE CAMP SMITH PERIMETER. THE AIRCRAFT BURNED COMPLETELY AFTER IMPACT.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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